Year of the Horse

China Zodiac Animal - Horse

Horse is the seventh in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac sign. The Years of the Horse include 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026...

The Five Elements of Horse is Fire (Huo), which symbolizes enthusiasm and energy. The animal gives people an impression of independence and integrity. Its spirit is recognized to be the Chinese people's ethos - making unremitting efforts to improve themselves with passion and diligence.

Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Wu
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): Huo (Fire)
Yin Yang: Yang

Years of the Horse

Horse Year Start End
1918 Feb.11,1918 Jan.31,1919
1930 Jan.30,1930 Feb.16,1931
1942 Feb.15,1942 Feb.4,1943
1954 Feb.3,1954 Jan.23,1955
1966 Jan.21,1966 Feb.8,1967
1978 Feb.7,1978 Jan.27,1979
1990 Jan.27,1990 Feb.14,1991
2002 Feb.12,2002 Jan.31,2003
2014 Jan.31,2014 Feb.18,2015
2026 Feb.17,2026 Feb.5,2027

Lucky Signs for People born in Horse Year:

Lucky Numbers: 2, 3, 7
Lucky Colors: brown, yellow, purple
Lucky Flowers: calla lily, jasmine, marigold
Lucky Directions: northeast, southwest and northwest

Lucky Numbers and Colors of Horse Lucky Flowers and Directions of Horse
Things Should be Avoided:
  • Unlucky Numbers: 1, 5, 6
  • Unlucky Colors: blue, white, gold
  • Unlucky Direction: southeast

They always impress upon people with dynamic, zealous and generous image. Although endowed with many shinning points, they have to face the weaknesses in their characteristics.
  • Strengths
    Most have nice personalities, such as warm-hearted, upright and easygoing. Hence, they usually have a lot of friends flocking around them. Independence and endurance makes them more powerful, and they do not easily give up when in difficulties. Positive attitude leads to a brighter direction. 
  • Weaknesses
    The love of spending seems to be the biggest problem since they must be financially well off to support their social activities and outlook. Besides, their frank attitude at times leads to letting out secret easily. Persistence is what they lack on the path of success. 
  • See more about Destiny by Birth Month, Destiny by Birth Date
  • Perfect Matches: Tiger, Sheep, Rabbit
    They are born to be a well-matched couple, sharing a lot in common.
  • Acceptable Matches: Dragon, Dog, Monkey
    Their life will be sweet and happy as long as one of them learns to be considerate, tolerant and understanding.
  • Complementary Match: Pig
    They are a complementary couple in characteristic and capability, and good partners in housework / business.
  • Intimate Friend: Snake
    They are not so much couple as intimate friends, enjoying the same value for fashion and art.
  • Avoid: Rat, Ox, Rooster, Horse
    They cannot understand and support each other.
  • See more about Chinese Zodiac Sign Compatibility
  • Best Jobs: Adventurers, writers, architects, businessmen, performers, entrepreneurs, scientists, artist, politicians, critics, tour guide...
  • Best Working Partners: Tiger, Sheep, Dog
  • Best Age to Start a Business: 30-50
  • Best Career Fields: Artistic Field, Political Circle, Commercial Fields and Tourism Industry
  • See more about Best Business and Career Fields for Horse
In the year of 2020, people born with Chinese zodiac Horse sign would have much fortune in their love relationship. They will have a large chance to fall in love with someone. However, in terms of career, wealth and health, Horses may face different problems in these three aspects. It will be difficult for them to have outstanding performance in work. Keeping the balance between income and expenses is important in 2020. Horse fortune prediction in 2020 shows that they should notice health condition all the time. Enough physical exercises is necessary. 
Horse Luck in 2020
Combined with the western 12 constellations, Horses' characteristics tends to be more specific, such as self-disciplined Aries, ambitious Taurus, confident Gemini, cautious Cancer, tough Leo, prudent Virgo, graceful Libra, passionate Scorpio, enthusiastic Sagittarius, aspirant Capricorn, generous Aquarius and insightful Pisces.
Apart from sharing some similar general personality traits, People born in the Year of the Horse also subtly features different characteristics based on four blood types. People with type O are usually emotional facing the uncertain situation, but romantic in perusing the true love. Type A people are industrious and persistent, striving to fulfill every ambition, while quick temper makes themselves under great pressure. Those with type B are usually upright and warm-hearted, attracting a lot of friends around, who can be the powerful backup for them. And the type AB ones are wild and unruly in society; they are fond of taking risks to try everything new. Traveling far is what they often do.

Different years of Horse are associated with different items of the traditional Chinese Five Elements, which to some extent affect people’s personality and fate.

Types Years of Birth Personality Traits
Wood Horse 1954, 2014 Born leader and decision maker, with rich imagination and penetrating opinions.
Fire Horse 1906, 1966 Intelligent, passionate, energetic; sensitive to dressing and fashion.
Earth Horse 1918, 1978 Optimistic, with strong action and executive power.
Metal Horse 1930, 1990 Frank by nature with a ready tongue, sparing no effort to help friends.
Water Horse 1942, 2002 Some short-tempered, but giving and considerate to friends.

Horse Zodiac Eminent Personalities

Louisa May Alcott, Chopin, Davy Crockett, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Sandra Day O'Connor, Rembrandt, Teddy Roosevelt, Sir Isaac Newton, Barbara Streisand, Cindy Crawford, Cynthia Nixon, Denzel Washington, Harrison Ford, Jason Biggs, Jackie Chan, Jerry Seinfeld, John Travolta, Leonard Bernstein, Oprah Winfrey, Paul McCartney, Rembrandt, Ashton Kutcher, Emma Watson, Josh Hartnett, Katie Holmes, Kristen Stewart, Kobe Bryant, Genghis Khan, Emperor Kangxi and Yongzheng of China’s Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911)
- Last modified on May. 17, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Year of the Horse
Asked by Art from USA | Sep. 24, 2020 16:26Reply
What will my future hold
Hello born March 29 1990 I just want to know what’s in store for my love life and money prospects for this year or in the near future
Asked by Ana from GEORGIA | Sep. 20, 2020 14:14Reply
hello, my partner is born in January 21 2002
He counts as snake but when he read information on both snake and horse, horse was 100% match for him but snake wasn't although he counts as snake.
Answers (1)
Answered by Hailey | Sep. 20, 2020 20:12

Oh, sometimes, the prediction is just a reference.
Asked by Manju khatri. India | Sep. 19, 2020 09:12Reply
About my son carrier and marriage,
My son. Date of Birth 8 January 1991 time 6
:00 AM place purwakarta( Indonesia). He is having eye problem he uses high power lense in one eye i want to know about his carrier and when he will get married how his life will go please tell me. I am always worried about him
Answers (1)
Answered by Ellie | Sep. 20, 2020 20:41

Well, according to the situation, you need to keep the positive attitude first of all. The prediction shows that he will finally find his true love. You should let him know that he is still an outstanding person. Don't worry. Everything will be ok.
Asked by bhutan | Sep. 15, 2020 11:43Reply
I am born 19/02/1990 I wanted to know when we'll I get married and which birth animal will make best
Answers (1)
Answered by Aiden | Sep. 17, 2020 00:05

The prediction shows that people born with Tiger, Sheep, Rabbit signs are your best matches. You would have several chances to fall in love with someone in the following months. Good luck!
Asked by Teresa | Aug. 31, 2020 20:56Reply
Hi, I am a female from Singapore. Born in 1966 and a Gemini
I would like to start a online ecommerce business but I am not sure what type of products are compatible with my sign. Can you advise me. Thanks
Answers (1)
Answered by David | Sep. 02, 2020 23:01

According to this situation, you are suggested to ask help for some experienced people. Or you can make a customer survey in advance.
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